Senior Manager, Commercial Learning & Development

Foster City
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August 17 2021
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Senior Manager, Commercial Learning & Development
Canada - Ontario - Mississauga

Gilead Sciences, Inc. is a research-based bio-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gileads therapeutic areas of focus include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation, and serious respiratory and cardiovascular conditions.

Making an impact on a global scale
Inclusion is one of the companys five core values. Thats because we know that we are stronger and more innovative at Gilead when we are informed by a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and points of view. Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical need. The company's mission is to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide.

When you join Gilead, you join our mission to change the world by enabling people to live healthier and more fulfilling lives. Come join a mission-driven bio-pharmaceutical organization that values inclusion and diversity, has a strong portfolio of products, and is constantly #CreatingPossible

Gilead Sciences is a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need. With each new discovery and investigational drug candidate, we seek to improve the care of patients living with life-threatening diseases around the world. Gilead's therapeutic areas of focus in Canada include HIV/AIDS, liver diseases and oncology.

The Role

Reporting to the Associate Director of Commercial Excellence, the Commercial Learning and Development Senior manager will provide CL&D Business Partner support for Canada.

They will be responsible of addressing all the commercial training needs of the recently established oncology team, designing and managing all the pre-launch and post-launch learning and development initiatives dedicated to the field force. They will also lead the development and execution of the annual learning plan for the Cell Therapy team.

By the very nature of a rapidly growing and highly demanding business, the demands upon the Commercial Learning & Development function will be wide and varied. Leaders set demanding performance expectations for their businesses and will expect the same from CL&D; balancing pragmatic solutions, flawless execution and the ability to partner & challenge effectively will be the key elements of success in the role. At the same time, and consistent with the overall culture at Gilead, this position will require someone who is very comfortable in being hands-on.

Job Responsibilities
  • Responsible to lead, develop and execute the annual learning plan for the oncology team and KITE cell therapy team
  • Manages the development and planning of initial training for new sales and marketing hires for the oncology and cell therapy team
  • Integration of the Gilead's competencies model in all field focused training activities
  • Embodies an innovative and digital-oriented mindset and can exploit new technologies and methodologies to design effective trainings
  • Works cross-functionally to successfully develop and implement new training activities
  • Carries responsibility for the Gilead LMS regarding content innovation, adaptation and update for all indications in close collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Strong ability to work with internal and external partners to develop training materials and other key projects
  • Provides in field coaching to others or provides input on coaching projects
  • Actively participates in the digital transformation program of the affiliates, implementing innovative training solutions that leverage digital technology

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Can do attitude, positive mindset, and fosters an inclusive and diverse working environment
  • Strong commercial training skills and thorough knowledge and/or expertise in each area (e.g., commercial skills, core business skills, soft skills, etc.).
  • Profound familiarity and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures for sales (and other) training
  • Demonstrates ability to conceive, develop and implement training plans of action and other key projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent planner, able to formulate, develop and execute training strategy, and effectively manage multiple projects/priorities.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills in order to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict, and drive consensus amongst disparate groups of individuals
  • Strong affinity to digital learning environment & ideally already experience in remote product and/or skill training
  • Strong capability in leading cross-functional projects
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant software systems (e.g., MS Excel, MS Word & PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Digital and analytical skills

  • Bachelor's in Business/Science, or related field
  • Solid related experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry 8 + years, with experience in launching a product
  • 3+ years' experience in commercial training or health education
  • Successful field sales experience, 3+ years
  • Experience working in Oncology therapeutic area is an asset

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